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Behind the Pages Bart Leonard

{My name is Bart Leonard, and in May 2012 I graduated

with a double major in design and art history from Franklin College in Franklin, Indiana. While there, I primarily focused on the two-dimensional artistic realm–specifically, graphite work and photo manipulation. Yet, upon graduating, I quickly realized that having a passion for these art forms was not enough. In order to continue my creative practice in the visual arts, as well as to create a sustainable living both financially and spiritually, I entered into the world of freelance. I find this work to be quite alluring–for it allows me to work with whomever, wherever, as long as I have my computer at hand. Due to this freedom, I have been able to visit various places, such as Colorado, Florida, Montana, and, currently, Hawaii. In a sense, I have become not just a travel enthusiast, but more so an experience collector—collecting sources of inspiration for my artwork through engagement with new ways of life, cultural forms, and diverse mediums. Although most of my ideas for new projects have birthed from these encounters, most of them have not come to full fruition; rather, they remain in this stage of development waiting to further grow in complexity and meaning until I return to my home base in Indiana. For now, I plan to continue to add to this growing collection, as well as continue my worldly and artistic explorations in hopes of actively resisting integration into this “thing” we call the real world.

About the Cover

Space Self

The inspiration for the cover artwork I created for this magazine came from a combination of ideas. The end goal was to create something that represented unity, new beginnings, and an understanding of borderless communities. Through those ideas, I envisioned Indiana landscapes, the morning sunrise, and circles to represent unity. I used techniques from a previous series of mine, to depict those ideas in a unified composition. While I have my own intentions about the formal arrangement of the piece, I find that providing such information, ultimately takes away from the work. Understanding the “ripples” of this work–and the notion of community–is thus the task of the viewer.} Summer Cover of AM

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eaving behind all stereotypical divisions the women from Sisters On the Fly make girls out of women. (See page 58). Walking into Kaye England’s house and meeting strong, independent women from every walk of life all encouraging each other to continue learning. I feel privileged to have met everyone involved in my summer expeditions in our community. I would rather have gained knowledge from going out and learning each day than sitting back in complacency living out someone else’s dream.}

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s Summer is coming to a close and the doors to educational institutions are in full swing I reflect back on the education I received. In order to keep moving forward the educational process can never stop; stop learning, stop growing. As I look back this issue is predominately motivated by inspiring woman, from all walks of life, within our community. With a phone call I was introduced to Wilma Flory that reaffirmed that there are gems yet to be discovered in our community. What started out as a small souvenir collection to highlight a road trip with her husband, Wilma built what is now the Last Supper Museum in Greensburg (See page 18). Marlene Dollinger is living proof that the learning process never stops. Even in her later years she continually finds ways to improve herself so that she can better connect with the people around her. The woman wakes up looking towards success and perseveres with ballerina shoes on (See page 38). I am absolutely honored to call her a friend.}

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Contributors Angela Jackson Bart Leonard Chris Ward Jaqualynn Ranck Jennifer Steinbachs Kevin Lair Laura Hittle Lindsey Carr Matthew Rust Nathan Smith Shaw Kopp Tim Bond

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A Very Saucy Summertime Shaw Kopp

{Grilling season is upon us again! Let the meat gods

rejoice! Steak, ribs, chicken, pork chops, etc. The list of charbroiled choices is virtually endless. What makes a perfectly-grilled cut so spectacular? Some would say that just a sprinkling of the right seasonings does the trick. While this method is tested and true, some of us “seasoned” veterans of the grill take our art-form to another level. This can be achieved through countless trials and tribulations of mixing just the right flavor components to make tasty meat treats that are much more unforgettable. Where does one begin? Most sauces and marinades can be made from any variety of ingredients, most found in your refrigerator or pantry right now! You can tailor these flavor-boosters to your own liking just by changing a few key components. Whether you’re a sweet and heat kind of griller or perhaps you prefer tangy or savory, there are virtual cornucopias of sauces to try. Here are my top three favorite. Marinade meat in them overnight for a deep, complex flavor or apply during the last few minutes of grilling for a subtle but potent flavor profile.}

Coca-Cola Barbecue Sauce 1 cup coca-cola 1 cup ketchup 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce 1 tsp liquid smoke 3 tbsp A.1. Steak Sauce 1 tsp onion flakes 1 tsp garlic flakes 1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper Instructions: combine all ingredients in a medium sauce pan; slowly bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to a slight simmer and do this for about 6-8 minutes until reduced by half. Happy grilling, everyone!

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The Willard By Chris Ward

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ike the city of Franklin in which it is located, the Willard is a portal to times-past. Being there, one gets a sense of its long and complicated history. Originally built as a home for John and Cynthia McCaslin in the 1860s, the home stayed in the McCaslin family for generations before being bought by Eliza Patterson Willard and her niece and nephew, Mr. and Mrs. Judah, at which point, it was converted into a hotel. Today, the Willard is owned by Bob Schofield and his wife Alexa who are committed to providing a friendly gathering place where people can take in the historical quaintness of the hotel and enjoy quality pub-style food. As you sit in any of its various rooms which provides you with a variety of sensory experiences from a dining room

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with intricate details in the historical decor, to the secluded bar and tavern room with props and classic movie posters, to the classic bar seating, and to be able to experience the sights of the Franklin streets you will find the expansive outdoor seating. At the Willard, you will find plenty to look at and appreciate–including the curved staircase and marble mantelpiece built as part of the original McCaslin home. The food is fairly inexpensive and there is an outdoor patio where you can watch traffic shuffling out of the Artcraft Theatre (located next-door to the Willard) or simply admire the laid-back charm and scenery of downtown Franklin. This truly is the perfect place to bring a your family of all ages and a place where friends meet.

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ucked away on a side-street in the small town of Greensburg, Indiana, is Wilma Flory’s Last Supper Museum. From the outside, the small red-brick home looks just as inconspicuous as the other houses on the street—save for a modest sign in the front yard distinguishing it as a “museum”. If you’re driving through at any speed greater than 5 miles per hour, you might miss it.

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Wilma, a former math teacher, and her husband, Charles, a retired (though, still active in thechurch) United Methodist minister and one of the first white ministers to work in an AfricanAmerican church in Terre Haute back in 1963, opened the museum in 2003, after it was clear that they’d amassed too much Last Supper-themed art. For years, they’d taken pieces around to different churches, sharing the pieces with others—all the while, accumulating even more pieces from their own travels and as donations from friends and family, until they eventually ran out ofstorage space in their own home. And it was ultimately this compulsion to share the pieces with others (along with the increasingly limited space for the pieces) that drove Wilma and Charles to purchase the redbrick home and brand the newly housed collection as a museum. The original collection, Wilma says, started 47 years ago when she and Charles took a vacation “out West.” It was their first vacation, Wilma says. They both wanted to bring home a souvenir, but neither of them knew what to bring back. “Let’s pick a theme,” Wilma suggested, and the two, for no reason in particular, other than they liked what it represented thematically, decided on the Last Supper. From then on, wherever they went, they always took home a new Last Supperthemed piece Today, they have over 2,100 different pieces, from countries all

around the world, each piece bearing in some way the likeness of the Last Supper (either a new spin on Leonardo da Vinci’s original or works inspired by the story in the Bible), whether it be old filmstills from the first incarnation of the VisionMatic or a colorful 2-D rendering made entirely out of cigar bands. The museum is comprised of several small rooms and no renovation has been done to make the inside of the house look more museum-like. What you get when you walk in is the experience of being inside someone’s home— though nobody lives there (Wilma and Charles use the space solely as a museum). The living room looks like a living room. The kitchen looks like a kitchen.Except, where in other homes you’d expect to find furniture, Wilma has meticulously filled every space with Last Supper paraphernalia. The dining room, for example, looks like any other dining room. The dimensions are right and there’s even a table.. Upon closer inspection, however, you see that there are 13 chairs at the table— room enough for Jesus and the 12 apostles (if they ever come for a visit, however, they’ll have to call Wilma first and make an appointment).

Packed into every square inch of the home is something Last Supper-related. In the bathroom, even, there is a Last Supper bath towel and rug.The pieces range from kitsch (though Wilma tries to stay away from collecting tackier items, she says) to what Wilma considers legitimate pieces of art--different cultural interpretations of the scene from all over the world as well as recreations of da Vinci’s original. What’s interesting about some of the pieces is how the artists have injected themselves or their own culture into the work. In the first room of the museum, there is a Rastafarian version of the Last Supper from Jamaica. In the painting, Jesus and all his apostles have dreadlocks and they are wearing robes sporting the colors of the Jamaican flag. There are several Native-American interpretations, too—again, the cast of the Last Supper re-imagined, only this time as Native Americans. Another painting, hanging on the wall in the hallway between the kitchen and a back room,with a coat hanger in front of it, is from Tanzania. Wilma commissioned a local artist to paint it for her. 19


The artist was unfamiliar with the scene or the story of the Last Supper, so the artist took a photo of 12 locals sitting around a table as inspiration. Along with the painting, the artist sent the original 5” x 7” photograph which now rests in the corner of the frame and shows, when compared to the final painting, just how many liberties the artist took with the two source materials: the photograph itself and the artist’s own foggy notion of the Last Supper story and all related pieces of art. In the painting, Jesus and his disciples (all black with blocky proportions) sit in warbled diminished-perspective in a free-floating yellow space with no defined parameters. There is a door, slightly cracked, in the back left corner for no apparent reason. “Not sure what the door’s doing there,” Wilma says--but the painting is interesting because, for all its apparent crudeness, it illustrates how differently the Last Supper scene can be interpreted amongst a wide variety of cultures—in this case, how the scene can be interpreted by someone who lives in a culture in which the Last Supper is less familiar. The essential elements are there, the same as in the da Vinci original: the 12 apostles and the Christ figure, but the work is distinguished by the artist’s own idiosyncratic interpretation. Looking at all the paintings and works of art in the museum—even some of the more commercial

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items, like Last Supper neckties—it becomes apparent that there are an infinite number of ways to reconfigure the scene—and while da Vinci’s may be the one with which we’re the most familiar, it’s certainly not the end-all be-all when it comes to how the Last Supper scene can be imagined. From country to country, there are marked differences in the Last Supper pieces. But even within the same countries, there is variation. In America, for instance, the pieces lean toward the conceptual. One painting finds the Apostles recast as 12 modern day tribes—representatives from Native-American tribes and other races around the world, with Jesus simply painted as he is traditionally (no tribe listed). There is a caption at the top of the painting, in a stylized slanted font, that says: “How would Jesus talk to each of these?” the artist’s own commentary on treating everyone, from all cultural/racial backgrounds, as Jesus would, with universal respect and tolerance. Another piece from America, done by a dentist named Don Locke in his free time over a 2 year span, is a quilt modeled after an intentionally heavily-pixilated image of da Vinci’s original for no other reason than he liked how the pixels looked. The effect is that the quilt looks old, worn-out and ravaged by age—or perhaps, crudely screen-printed from the DIY T-shirt making kits

you find at most Meijer or Wal-Mart stores. But, after hearing the story behind the quilt, which Wilma was very eager to share with me, you realize that the “crudeness” is intentional—and another example of an artist working their own particular aesthetic sensibilities into a piece of art whose subject matter and theme have been reinterpreted both in personal and impersonal ways.

For each of the works in the museum, Wilma has a story— sometimes personal and often about the history of the piece itself as well as her own history with the piece. As we get to the Dali print in the last room of the museum, Wilma tells me that the piece is a favorite amongst youngerpeople who visit the museum. Admittedly, it’s the piece we spent the longest time talking about as Wilma ran through all of her insights into the hidden symbolism in the painting and what she sees as Dali’s intent. Wilma tells me that, at first, she didn’t know if she liked the Dali painting, but it was while cleaning one day (one of her favorite times to meditate on God and the works in the museum), that she noticed several things which eventually warmed her up to the piece. Being a math teacher, one of the first things she points out is that the 12 apostles are


housed in what looks like a futuristic glass dodecahedron. She then gives me a crashcourse in elementary geometry, explaining that a dodecahedron has 12 flat surfaces—thus, Dali was mirroring the theme of the 12 apostles by putting them in this 12-sided glass container. She also points out that, alongside the apostles, Christ sits (in Dali’s painting, Christ is blond for no other discernible reason than Dali liked to court controversy) where he’s normally seated in Last Supper pieces, at the center of the table, with the apostles equally divided on both sides. But unlike other Last Supper pieces, in Dali’s painting, Christ is also estranged from the scene as indicated by his

ghostly-fading body. He seems to be outside the glass structure, but in it at the same time. Wilma tells me that this could symbolize Christ’s status as “of men,” seated with them at the table, as well as being divine, and, in that way, beyond men—outside of the glass-realm that separates man from the divine. Dali has cleverly chosen to paint Christ as existing in the two realms simultaneously. It’s clear from this that Wilma is more than just a collector. She’s done her fair share of scholarship— performing extensive research on several pieces in the museum as well as the Last Supper’s general significance as a theme in art. Among one of the more interesting findings she

shares with me is that, since da Vinci, the plates in the Last Supper pieces have gotten bigger as portion sizes have gotten bigger—again, another example of the artists, whether consciously or not, reflecting their own world in the paintings. If you’re interested in visiting the museum, you can set up an appointment with Wilma. Donations are also Welcome.}


World No Tobacco Day by Melissa Scott

{Change has come to many restaurants,

bars, and institutions throughout our communities concerning tobacco and in many forums–most of which are

tobacco epidemic on health. Understanding tobacco is one thing but understanding the drive behind the industry to promote their products and to whom they are promoting them is another distress altogether. On May 31st, 2013 Reach Healthy Communities of Bartholomew County and AM partnered together to bring the World Health Organization’s World No Tobacco Day to the steps of the Columbus City Hall.

statement, the WHO explained the need for a World No Tobacco Day: “Bans on advertising, promotion and ways of reducing tobacco consumption. As more countries make progress towards implementing complete bans, the tobacco industry is increasingly using tactics such as brand extension, product placement and stealth marketing to sell its products.”

within communities and on the political to progress beyond the industry’s health epidemic is because we need to understand the foundation from which the industry promotes and sustains itself.” According to the WHO, tobacco kills almost six million of its users each year. customers to replace those who die or manage to quit in order to maintain and core of the industry strategy to sell its products are tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship (TAPS).” So where does the tobacco industry go to attract these new customers? According to a study done by the World Health Organiation, the tobacco industry is targeting children. In their own study, the WHO found that between 2002 and 2010, smoking appeared in 66% of movies rated PG-13 (which children 13 and older can view) and 27% of movies rated PG or G (suitable for children under 13, with or without parental guidance).1” While it’s easy for most adults to spot traditional tobacco promotion and sales techniques in media (and that goes for any media–not just movies), it is clear from this data

1. World Health Organization. Smoke-free movies: from evidence to action. Geneva, 2011.

that it is kids–and not adults–who are being targeted. Using the brands of socially responsible organizations, the tobacco industry stealthily preys on our emotions–in turn, giving the impression tobacco industry tries to associate itself with worthy causes and institutions. For example, in 2011 alone, the tobacco industry donated to branches of the Red Cross Red Crescent in Japan, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, the United States of Red Cross/Red Crescent societies and/or branches overlook the obvious contradiction between collaborating with the tobacco industry and upholding the fundamental principles of humanity and independence prompted the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance in 2010 to write a letter to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies regarding contributions by Philip Morris International to national societies (and/or and Vietnam.” Understanding what is hiding behind the wizard’s curtain is just the start of the battle. Creating awareness will only free you from the manipulation that the tobacco industry provides. Dig deeper to cut the ties of manipulative marketing.}


This Is Love

by Jaqualynn Ranck {G {Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. Teach a man

in poor conditions in the Philippines to learn to become contributing members in their society. in poor conditions in the Philippines to learn to become "Education is the key to success," Smith says. "If you Imagine your life would be like if you had no contributing members to fish, you feed him for a what lifetime. in their society. stop learning, you stop living." chance Imagine what yourfor lifeeducation would be past like ifelementary you had noschool. Imagine "Education is the key to success," Smith says. "If you But this is where the vicious circle of the uneducated what kind life you would leadImagine if you had to support your chance for education pastofelementary school. stop learning, you stop living." But this is where the starts. younger siblings school. What would your what kind of life you would leadgoing if youtohad to support vicious circle of the uneducated starts. For example, Smith For example, Smith explains that to send a child to chances going of living a prosperous life be?your Most likely you explains that to send your younger siblings to school. What would a child to college, it costs $500 US, chances of living a prosperous life be? Most likely you which seems highly affordable to most Americans, but for most Americans, but for the Filipinos, it is something very would be livingpoverty. off a minimum wage job−perhaps even the Filipinos, it is something very few can afford. Usually, Phil Smith, born in the Philippines, was adopted by it comes down to the older children dropping out of in poverty. children dropping out of school to help pay the way for the up with Phil Smith, American born in themissionaries. Philippines, He wasgrew adopted by the means to school to help pay the way for the younger siblings to siblings to continue their education. further hisHe education, as well travel to on mission trips continue their younger American missionaries. grew up with theasmeans education. So, as a step towards developing that pathway for back to the Philippines his parents. further his education, as well as travelwith on mission trips So, as a step towards developing that pathway for A few with yearshis ago,parents. Smith went back to the Philippines on back to the Philippines everyone to have a chance at higher education, Smith's endeavor is a book drive. timeback to live andPhilippines work there,on and to ultimately A few yearshis ago,own--this Smith went to the first endeavor is a book drive. "If you give a child a book, it opens so many knowtowhat his life might have like if he grew up his own−this time live and work there, andbeen to ultimately "If you give a child a book, it opens so many possibilities and new beginnings," Smith says. "It teaches Whathave he learned changed the course of his life. possibilities and new beginnings," know what histhere. life might been like if he grew up Smith says. "It teaches them structure. It teaches them manners. It teaches them What he saw were there. What he learned changed the children course ofplaying his life.in dirty streets, them structure. It teaches them manners. It teaches them to open their minds wider and aspire to what they want to elderly folks not playing being given the streets, care they need, and stray What he saw were children in dirty to open their minds wider and aspire to what they want forthey food.need, He saw poor and the to become." become." animals elderly folks not being scrounging given the care and the stray And it's not just a monetary donation that makes a animals scrounging for food. He saw the poor and the And it's not just a monetary donation that makes them, but to provide a means help themselves. So abandoned. And it sparked a fire inthem him to not justtohelp a difference. "Pag-ibig Ito does not want people to lean on them as a he founded Pag-ibig Ito Outreach. Pag-ibig Ito, which "Pag-ibig Ito does them, but to provide themthe a means to help themselves. So not want people to lean on them as a source of an income," Smith says. "What we want to do is Tagalog,Ito one of the common languages means he founded theinPag-ibig Outreach. Pag-ibigFilipino Ito, which source of an income," Smith says. "What we want to do is in Tagalog, one of the common Filipino languages means 'teach a man to fish.' We want them to get that education to help themselves and help others." the missions educational pathway for "This is Love," on is adeveloping not-for-profit organization setchildren living to help themselves and help others." on developing the educational pathway for children living Where money is good−and can help towards sending a 25


important to know the child whom the donated book is teaching to read. And just like writing a personal message in the book you donate, Smith wants to make sure your donation doesn't stop when you turn in the book. Having the opportunity to be able to directly interact with whom you are giving to makes this organization stand out. Most people cannot afford to buy a plan ticket and travel thousands of miles to see the faces that they are supporting, but with Pag-ibig Ito the donor will be able to connect online. He wants you to connect and know just what kind of difference your donation is making. "It's all about the people," Smith says. "When it comes down to it, it's all about the people."} For more information or if you would like to donate, please visit www.seamoutreach.info for more information.

child to school−the more important part is to show them you care. Smith says it's the little things that matter−like taking the time to write a note in a book. It's about a child receiving a hand-written, personal note inside their book. It's about letting the child know there are caring people in the world. "Instead of just giving them a book," Smith says, "you gave them a personal letter of encouragement. When you work with the lost and the abandoned, you'll see their eyes light up." As a former soldier in the military and through all his mission trip connections, people are quickly learning of Smith's fundraiser. From Virginia to Seattle, Wisconsin to Missouri, book donations are coming from all over the nation just through word of mouth. And it's not just children's books that are in need. Any book, from one that teaches the ABC's to a late ‘90s auto repair manual, will be of use to the people in the Philippines. Anything and everything, so long as it doesn't deter from forward learning, is acceptable. Aside from this year's book drive, Pag-ibig Ito also has a program that sponsors children to go to school. Each year, they will choose a specific area of need to focus on. This year, the inaugural program is a book drive. Next year, they plan to do a collection for hygiene products. "There's so much more than 'Keeping up with the Jones'," Smith says. "In the Philippines, even with one peso, they're happy." It's not about material gain in the Philippines, but more about building relationships. So, he explains, it is not just about donations and a willingness to give, but it is also important to know where your donation is going. It's

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(d) design by Kevin Lair

You have a world in which the brief is not written clearly for you. Nobody tells you what to design... (e.g.) I want a chair. In fact, designers are trying to play those roles... they want to write their own briefs. They want to participate in the definition of the problem.

- Scott Pobiner, Assistant Professor, Parsons the New School for Design 4/10/13

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hildren are natural explorers–as long as we don’t get in the way. They don’t enter into a situation with an outcome in mind. Instead, it is a true process of discovery as they learn about their world. Eventually, we know what we want. As adults we focus on things like predictability, accountability and expertise. Innovation is celebrated as an outcome but not as a process. Declaring we need to rediscover our entrepreneurial spirit has become fashionable–as if society is now a child refusing to open a lemonade stand to stave off summer boredom. But just as we have constrained our children’s opportunities for unstructured play, we struggle to foster innovation in our

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organizations, communities and individuals. How do we do the serious work of play? How do we invest in unknown outcomes? How do we generate opportunities? At the (d) design symposium, Scott Pobiner articulated some of the ways designers are engaging in practice differently. However, it all hinges on designers and non-designers collaborating to define what the problems and opportunities are and a willingness on the part of all stakeholders to focus on the process of discovery. We had these cardboard tubes and again, they had nothing inherently to do with the architecture of Neil Denari, but it was a resource that was free. We started experimenting with them… we saw what we could make of them. “These tubes had nothing to do with the building at the start but they grew to have something to do with the building.” - Jon Yoder, Assistant Professor Syracuse School of Architecture 4/10/13. If you are focused on one phase of design then you are not seeing design. Anyone hired to play a role today really needs to see the broader complexity of that role. And it has nothing to do with

their job, it goes back to that if I am an innovator…defined as somebody who is going to do things for other people… I have got to be thinking much more about those people than the other 2.4% (innovators) of people that are like me. - Scott Pobiner, Assistant Professor, Parsons the New School for Design 4/10/13 The first (d) design symposium was held on April 9th and April 10th 2013 at Indiana University Bloomington, Kelley School of Business and the Indiana University Center for Art + Design in Columbus, IN. The event was organized by IUCA+D, the Kelley School of Business, IUPUC MBA Program and the Columbus Area


These tubes had nothing to do with the building at the start but they grew to have something to do with the building. - Jon Yoder, Assistant Professor Syracuse School of Architecture 4/10/13.

Chamber of Commerce. Panelists included a diverse range of innovators, designers, engineers, and entrepreneurs. The mission of the event was to explore ways in which design sensibilities and methods are a catalyst for innovation and can build innovation capacity in a community, organization or individual. Design professionals and those considered typically outside the easily recognized boundaries engaged in open discussion in which threads emerged across divergent explorations, practices, and disciplines. Jon Yoder presented on the manner in which solutions emerge out of the process. The question is how do we improve our capacity to generate opportunities?

If you are focused on one phase of design then you are not seeing design. Anyone hired to play a role today really needs to see the broader complexity of that role. And it has nothing to do with their job, it goes back to that if I am an innovator…defined as somebody who is going to do things for other people …I have got to be thinking much more about those people than the other 2.4% (innovators) of people that are like me. - Scott Pobiner, Assistant Professor, Parsons the New School for Design 4/10/13

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1. Wander 2. Work with great people 3. Connect the dots - Brad Baer, Chief Creative Officer, Zokos/Creative Director of Environments 4/10/13

(d) design was constructed to explore different kinds of connections, associations, patterns and processes that exist outside convenient and familiar categories. Exploring alternative ways of understanding a situation greatly defines innovation and the designerly approach. The definition of innovation is seeking for the novel way forward to create value in people’s lives. The term “design thinking” is a way of branding design’s critical role in reframing the problems and opportunities before us. Therefore, it is a collaborative process that requires stewards in academia, industry and communities. The goals of the first (d) design symposium was to be a seed for increased discourse into the potential of design as a catalyst for innovation and foster more active, engaged and passionate stewards in the process of optimizing transformative innovative opportunities. Collaboration is much more than just a spirit; it is a process. And when that process is actually missing in the community−as we have seen so many times−we tend to just get a bunch of really smart people in a room and we

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hope a creative miracle actually happens. But there is a better way−and design thinking is part of that better way. But because it is invisible to the senses it takes stewards. - Jack Hess, Director of the Institute of Coalition Building at (d) design symposium, 4/10/13 The next state of the (d) design symposium is building our consortium for the continued advancement of the (d) design symposium as a dynamic national forum. The primary mission of the consortium will be to stewards, supporters and underwriters for (d) design symposia at diverse locations throughout the US. We are seeking organizations and individuals who are invested in building innovation capacity in their communities and businesses. We believe organizations that identify innovation, leadership and future building enterprises as imperative to their work are ideal members of the consortium.


On the community level you have to collaborate on what it is you are going to collaborate on. You have to get agreement around some kind of common vision and that itself is a creative process and that is not always easy.

-Will Miller, President of the Wallace Foundation, 4/10/2013

Innovation resides within design and entrepreneurship and increasingly in the potential of their intersection. The second (d) design symposium is a partnership with the Riata Center and

Spears School of Entrepreneurship at Oklahoma State University. The second (d) design symposium will be located in Tulsa in March of 2014. This second event in turn will generate increased viability for a larger and more robust (d) design symposium that will return to Columbus, IN and Indiana University. The model will focus on a national scale event that can be augmented with regional events geared to boost the overall (d) design mission. Many resources will also be virtual and mobile so events in particular locations can still be available to the larger network. Furthermore, Indiana University recognizes the need and the challenges of pursuing innovation and is embracing systematic organizational change to foster it. We believe this reflects the opportunity for the (d) design symposium to find willing and enthusiastic venues in the coming years.}

Collaboration is much more than just a spirit; it is a process. And when that process is actually missing in the community--as we have seen so many times--we tend to just get a bunch of really smart people in a room and we hope a creative miracle actually happens. But there is a better way--and design thinking is part of that better way. But because it is invisible to the senses it takes stewards. - Jack Hess, Director of the Institute of Coalition Building at (d) design symposium, 4/10/13

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You Could Be a Philanthropist! by Tim Bond {I

n 2010, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates challenged the wealthiest people on the planet to give at least half their fortunes to charity in what they termed The Giving Pledge. That sort of activity is how the word “philanthropist” is typically used; wealthy individuals contributing large sums of money to charitable causes. However, most philanthropy in the United States comes in much smaller ways from much less affluent people. The Greek roots of the word philanthropy literally mean “loving humankind.” Truly, a philanthropist is a person who acts in a loving way for the good of others. Philanthropy is an activity anyone can participate in, no matter how much money they have. The philanthropist sees a way the world can be improved; then invests in bringing about that improvement. That investment may involve money. However, improving the world also requires people who are willing to invest their time, energy and influence. Frequently, those non-financial resources are the most prized and most difficult for charitable organizations to secure. Most often the area in which we have the deepest passion to help is one that has touched our lives. I

know of a man who was extremely impoverished and even homeless for a time during his younger days. Later in life he became a millionaire and devoted himself to assisting organizations which helped to address hunger and poverty. I also see this firsthand as the organization I lead seeks to guide people to make wise choices regarding their sexuality and pregnancies. Our board, staff, volunteers and financial supporters are mostly made up of those who have been touched by poor choices and unplanned pregnancies in the past. Frequently, the deeper the pain they have experienced, the more passionate they are to help others avoid that pain. Jesus once said, “There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” (NIV Bible, John 15:13) Few of us will ever be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of those around us. However, each of us has the opportunity to lay down our lives for others a bit at a time. We can give our lives by investing our time, talents and treasure to benefit others. In being a philanthropist, may you know the joy and fulfillment of loving others by investing whatever resources you have to help those in need!}

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Grassroots Efforts: Marlene Dollinger by: Nathan Smith Sometimes your passion is more than an imagined dream that consumes your time and thoughts, sometimes it also consumes your heart, strength, emotions, and endurance. Marlene Dollinger has a passion that has never settled. You can see it in her eyes that she is always searching, always yearning to help the next. The belief that certain individuals are meant to cross your path, intervene for a moment, teach a lesson, or completely saturate your life is never ending for Marlene. No matter the medium she strives to understand each individual that she makes contact with. Living each day with perseverance is something that was instilled within Marlene at a very young age, her mother was determined to have her daughter be successful. This attribute was met through Marlene’s daily ballet lessons, with a twinkle in her eye and the giggle of remembrance Marlene goes on to say, “If anyone wants to know what perseverance is like try raising your leg up to the bar everyday, get there, and make it�.

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“...achievement was always painted in front of me.�


Experiencing the American Dream has its history within Marlene’s family. All of her grandparents came from Europe to the United States through Ellis Island in search of a better life. Eventually finding love and getting married her grandparent’s built a life. Stanley and Mary Nowakowski, parents of Marlene’s mother, settled in Chicago raising five children, while Stephan and Bertha Fabiny, parents of Marlene’s father, established a homestead in Moxahala, Ohio raising four children. “This was the image and the work ethic that was in front of me all the time. My grandfather made a home with my grandmother for five children. I’ve always known what to do because they were my role models.” Achievement was the foundation that was built and encouraged for the entire family. Generations of Marlene’s family can be proclaimed as achievers. “It was always important for my mother that I be successful and that I could achieve, and achievement was always painted in front of me. My grandparents were achievers and so was my mother. ” It was the constant striving for achievement that built the strength of the family. “We grew up in an environment where we always knew how to work, we knew about good nutrition, and we valued the work ethic. I knew from family that we move forward, we always moved forward, we always moved ahead.” Even through difficult times a the portrait of success and survival was continually in front of her. “Providing a home was what my family did. My grandparents and my mother were phenomenal role models. My mother worked when it was not fashionable to work, she took on a management supervisory position all while being a single parent. She was very strong.” When Marlene’s life was met with difficulties she was instilled to keep moving forward. “I knew that

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having had my last, my seventh child, that even though at six weeks pregnant that I had german measles and shortly after that diagnosed with Mononucleosis that I or my child might be facing some difficulty, I knew that I had two choices and that was either to terminate the pregnancy and my choice was to, of course, have my son. I knew that if I could survive that I could survive anything.” Marlene did exactly that, both she and her youngest child survived. Having the skills to raise a successful household became that much more important when Marlene then found herself raising seven children on her own. “I had enough life experiences from family, growing up in a very stable healthy environment and having the education that I knew immediately what I had to do when I found myself as a single parent. I knew that I could get a job, I knew that could get two jobs, I knew that I would be able to survive, and take care of my family. I received help from supportive friends, from church, from people who understood issues that I was facing. Basically I could go on as a single parent because I had the basic skills and the know how to take care of a family.”


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Giving back to the community and to the ones that had been there for her was and still is extremely important to Marlene. She began volunteering with the salvation army taking calls from individuals that needed assistance. Most of the calls that came in were from people that whom lacked housing. After receiving the call the salvation army assistance program would set the individual or family up for a night or two with lodging at a local motel and from there they would help them establish some sort of official residence. “There was money through the Columbus township trustee and other organizations to help with housing but there were also these people that were tangent. People that though they now had a residence they didn’t have linens, dishes, cooking utensils, none of your basic household items....they were without.” The Columbus community had places for families to turn to for housing and food with local organizations and food cupboards but there was still a need for more. Understanding that there was a need to be meet within the community, in 1979 a committee was formed with representatives from various local organizations. One of the represented local organizations was the Salvation Army, “I was the chair person for the volunteer board of directors from the Salvation Army. We were represented on that committee that came together to talk about the needs of the community. The salvation army did not have a presence, so we served as volunteers and the calls for help to the salvation army were forwarded to my number. I knew from the calls that we were receiving that there was a need in the community for a centrally located facility that could supply these needs through donations from people/area residents. I became involved because I knew of the need.” This committee joined together to develop what is now known as Sans Souci, which is french for without worry.

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It was clear that Sans Souci would and still does help provide for the needs of the community. Established as a not-for-profit organization who mission is to be the community partner that improves the ability of our neighbors to support themselves “Without Worry”. Persevering through difficulties to raise a successful family gave Marlene the passion and ability to do what she has done for the community and to continue on to this day. “My life experiences made me more sensitive to what other people are experiencing, they difficulties they are having, and be able to recognize that they might not have the skills that they need.” Sans Souci came together in a 4,000 square foot space on 12th street, which also housed additional agencies as well which included Birthline, and the Salvation Army. It is easy to go through life and see that there are needs within a community but Marlene goes beyond addressing the needs she helps become the change. “I knew what needs existed. I felt that the people that we talked to with the calls that we received, through the Salvation Army assistance program, that they people were somewhat helpless and perhaps did not have the capability, they did not know from their own past, their own lifestyle, and/or they did not have that capability to be able to take care of their families. They lacked some education, and some working experience. I felt that they were at square one and even though there were a few of the groups or agencies in town that could help them to hold and manage their lives that at that point and time they could not do it on their own.”

Birthline was a organization that provided aid for women who were in a crisis pregnancy situation. Birthline then eventually became what it is now known as, the Pregnancy Centers of South Central Indiana. Being a fertile ground for assistance programs, Sans Souci has and continues to fulfill the needs of the community. To this day Marlene still clocks in at Sans Souci to help change hearts and generations. Standing across from her in the building that currently houses Sans Souci I asked her if the passion to help others and to take initiative in grassroots efforts within the community she simply replied with a twinkle in her eye, “It never fades darling, I may not move as fast as I did back then but passion wakes me up everyday. I have to raise my leg to bar.” I’m not sure if Sans Souci is her daily ballet lesson but I do know that she has and will continue to provide for the needs of people within our community. 43


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Better Choices, Better Me By Melissa Scott

et me start out by reiterating a statement I made in the last column: I’m not a health expert, not claiming to be, just a voluptuous girl trying to make a change. This adventure has been more than just a change–it has been a commitment of severe magnitude. This commitment has lead me to redefine what I consider dieting, food, time, and health. First and foremost, if I truly wanted a healthier life I had to stop calling it a diet. Why? The word diet has for so long been negatively associated with food restriction–and hell in general. Also, the minute that I decide to splurge a little and go for the queso, I see someone that lets the infamous, “Are you off your diet?” fall from their lips. In order for me to have continued success, I cannot let guilt and perceptions of others weigh me down. This adventure is built on baby steps towards health. The first “Baby Step” was to eat breakfast. Along this journey I have realized that it is more about changing my mentality and my perceptions than “dieting” itself. Baby Step #2: FIND YOUR CLICK FACTOR! Everyone has a token fat friend and I have been it for many of my gorgeous friends. Every health kick that I have experienced has been driven by a finite emotional connection to what I was seeing around me. From prepping for spring breaks, to boyfriends, and fitting into certain brands–I was singularly driven by my emotions. This journey has been the fruition of a collision brought on when my emotional, physical, and mental health collided. For me the essential questions was “What is it going to take for you to have that click go off and be able to make the transition into a healthy life?” Looking back I had to wonder about some of the women that I surrounded myself with and question their intentions of having me around. Women can appear to be the best of friends but the moment an attractive male comes into the picture all bets are off. Where was I during the battle of the hormones? I was bowing out of the ring to let the superior physique of my friends take the lead to romance. I served my insecurities on a silver platter to anyone that was outwardly better looking than me. Playing on my emotionally driven health ventures, I gave in to the media’s ability to bait me–hook, line, and sinker–to all the weight-loss shows. In the miracle of an hour you get to experience an individual’s health journey that has taken place during the expanse of a year or more. The individuals that go through these health transformations leave the world and its responsibilities as we know it and retreat to a bubble where they give all responsibility to a series of trainers,

dietitians, and doctors. Unfortunately, I don’t know about anyone else but that is not my reality. I am responsible for my emotional, mental, and physical self. There are no excuses and it is my choice to move on and keep moving. Building on my baby steps I realized that “cheating” had to be redefined as well. As a woman I pride myself on being decisive but those decisions have a tendency to change without a moment’s notice. Baby Step #3: BE DECISIVE! I do not believe in “cheat days”, those should be renamed “unnatural disasters”. Every moment of every day I have a choice and it is my responsibility to make them or make excuses for them. If I were to take an entire day to eat processed food along with my bodyweight in chocolate, like hell I would have the ability to get right back on the health train. Every day is full of choices, but that doesn’t mean that you have to completely deprive yourself of what you want. Most of the time when you are craving something it is because your body is missing something! If I want something, I have it–in moderation, and without excuse. Baby Step #4: GET GREEN! No, I don’t mean go green as in green energy. Get green... both with food and scenery. When you are eating healthy you have to consume a lot more vegetables to get the nutrients and calories you need to make it through the day. Leave the iceberg lettuce at the salad bar alone and reach for the dark roughage. Eat your heart out in greens and then get out and see the greenery of the scenery. You don’t have to commit to a marathon just because you decided to get off of the couch. But get up and see just what our community has to offer outdoors. Keep moving emotionally, physically and mentally along your health adventure! Check out our blog at targethemessage.com for updates and tips on my health adventure between issues!}

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Summer First Aid Jennifer Steinbach

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Herbal Care: Bites and Stings

Herbal Care: Sunburn

For mosquito bites, reach into your herb kit and pull out plantain, chickweed, and aloe. We make “spit poultices” with plantain leaves—my son chews a leaf and packs it onto the bite—and relief is nearly instant. You can make a healing salve with calendula, plantain, chickweed, and witch hazel. Another neat trick is to use the green clay from the first aid kit (1/2 tsp clay with 2 tsp water), make a paste, and paint/dab it on the bite. For tick prevention, be sure to wear long sleeves, long pants, and light-colored clothing when you go into a tick-infested area. When you come home do tick checks/inspections. If you see a tick, remove the whole thing (make sure you get the mouthparts!) with tweezers; save the tick body in a little jar with rubbing alcohol for future identification. I deviate from the herbal/natural course when it comes to Lyme disease: antibiotics for deer tick bites are essential because Lyme disease is too serious to play with alternative remedies. Other summer insects include bees. Begin by teaching your child about bees: “bees are our friends,” “when you see a bee, there is no need to panic,” and “no bees, no yummy fruits,” are all statements I’ve used with my son. If you know your child is bee-allergic, make sure you have an Epipen, and make sure you and all caregivers know how to use it. When a bee sting does happen, remove the stinger if you can. Get fresh plantain leaves, have the child chew them, then place the pulp onto the stung area—relief will come quite quickly and the chewing action distracts the child. Some other alternatives include a chewed tobacco leaf or a big dab of green clay paste. Dog bites are usually puncture wounds. When you know the dog and the bite doesn’t appear serious, clean it out by letting it bleed a bit, then rinsing with sterile saline. Again, when in doubt, get it checked out by your doctor. For bites from other animals, always go to the Emergency Room.

When you plan to spend time in the sun, use good sunburn/sunstroke prevention measures: wear a sun hat and light clothing, do smart exposure (not at the hottest point of the day!), and apply high quality sunscreen (at least SPF30+) frequently. Herbal treatment for bad burn begins by cooling it off with cool (not icy cold!) water. Apply aloe gel from a fresh plant, diluted lavender essential oil, or undiluted witch hazel. When the skin starts peeling, use calendula cream/oil. Immediately after sun exposure, don’t forget fluids! Water alone is enough, but you can make it more refreshing by using cooling herbal teas (peppermint, spearmint, lemon balm, or honeysuckle). I like to keep some honey-sweetened tea in the fridge all summer for my child.

Herbal Care: Boo-boos and ouchies

Symptoms of Seasonal Allergies (and there are many) include: sniffling, dark circles under eyes, puffiness around eyes, restlessness, fatigue, and behavioral problems. The first step to overcoming them is to have a healthy diet, keeping common allergens out of diet (e.g., milk, wheat, corn, soy, and sometimes eggs). Keep your child’s immune system healthy by having a diet of LOW SUGAR (and always avoid high fructose corn syrup). Reduce exposure to dust, dander, feathers, and dust mites (an essential oil spray using clove, fennel, and chamomile may control dust mites). To further boost their immune system, supplement with vitamin D (1000-2000IU/day for children >7 years; 400-1000IU/day, for children <7 years); eat fish and other protein; and have a diet rich in blueberries and other dark-colored berries (these fruits contain quercetin which help put a lid on allergic reactions). For herbal supplements, consider the following: freeze-dried nettles (either 2 capsules, 3 times per day or a liquid extract; elderberry syrup (1-2 tsp/day); or butterbur “PA-free” (5 grams/day).}

For “boo-boos” and ouchies, begin by hugging your child, calming your child, and calming yourself. Use Rescue Remedy for both of you. Clean out the ouchie with sterile saline or running water. Apply a moist preparation of Echinacea, calendula, golden seal salve or tincture. If you use tincture, dilute 1 tsp tincture with 1/4 c. water, then apply the diluted form. Let the ouchie air-dry and cover with bandage. For a little deeper cut, clean it to the base of the wound. Use a butterfly bandage to close it. If it is bleeding a lot, use firm pressure and a cloth to help stop the bleeding. You might consider stitches. Once the wound is closed, use salve to help prevent infection. For bruises and bumps, apply some arnica oil (but only if skin is not broken). If your child bruises easily, consider supplementing with vitamin C and zinc. Use fish oil with caution as it can cause easy bruising. Truthfully, I’d rather have children eating fish than taking fish oil.

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Herbal Care: Poison Ivy Poison ivy exposure can sometimes ruin a fun summer holiday. Make sure you know what it looks like before heading into the woods. Poison ivy oils can stay active for 20 years. When you know you’ve been exposed, leave the outdoor clothes near the laundry and shower with a good soap (I recommend Dr. Bronner’s ). If a rash develops, have your child take baking soda baths or oatmeal baths (fill a sock with 1/2 c. oats, tie with rubber band, and squeeze the oatmeal goo onto the affected area). A trick I learned from Dr. Aviva Romm (who is also an herbalist) is to use this tincture remedy: put equal parts of tinctures of licorice root, Chinese skullcap, and figwort into a bottle; give the child 2 droppers every 2 hours, and use in conjunction with external treatments. Herbal Care: Seasonal Allergies


Keep Your eYes safe under the sun by Dr. Gary HeitinG

• For extra glare protection, consider polarized lenses. of cataracts and macular degeneration, Most people know it’s important to use

which is the leading cause of permanent

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sunscreen to reduce the risk of skin cancer

vision loss among older Americans.

eye care professional to help you choose

and premature aging of the skin.

sunglasses that best protect your eyes, fit UVB rays are much more intense than UVA

properly and meet your lifestyle needs.

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eye. Therefore, eye damage from UVB is

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eyes may require even greater protection

limited to the cornea, as in the case of snow

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from the sun to prevent serious vision

blindness, and the white of the eye (sclera).

accumulates over time. For the greatest

problems. Eye problems associated with overexposure to sunlight include sunburn of the front surface of the eye (photokeratitis or “snow blindness”),

safety, wearing sunglasses should begin in heV rays

HEV is short for “high-energy visible.” HEV rays have less energy than UV rays

cataracts and macular degeneration.

(which are invisible), but can still cause eye

The Rays To Beware Of

“blue light.”

Not all of the sun’s rays pose a threat. But these higher-energy rays can cause eye damage: uV rays

The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays have the highest energy. Only UVA and UVB rays reach the surface of the Earth — UVC is blocked by the atmosphere’s ozone layer. UVA rays are less intense than UVB, but are more prevalent and can penetrate deeper into the eye. Solar UVA has been associated with the development

damage. Another term for HEV radiation is

Like UVA radiation, HEV rays can penetrate deep into the eye and may increase the risk for macular degeneration. The Fix: A Good Pair of Sunglasses Preventing eye damage from the sun is easy — just purchase and wear quality sunglasses with these features: • Lenses that block 100 percent of UVA and UVB rays and filter HEV rays. • Frames that fit comfortably and position the lenses for maximum eye coverage.

early childhood and continue throughout life. Gary Heiting, OD, is an optometrist and senior editor of all about Vision. Visit allaboutVision.com for more doctor-approved information about eye care and eyewear.

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the LifeCare Testingother Clinicvolunteers at ollinger and several established Dollinger and several other volunteers established Birthline and the Abba in Center in Columbus. rthline and the Abba Crisis Pregnancy Pregnancy {When walking Center into the in LifeCare Testing Clinic at Crisis Pregnancy Center Columbus. olumbus. PCC’s mission is to compassionately engage, educate and Doctor’s Park, the first impression isn’t what you might and out-of-date magazines. PCC’s mission to compassionately engage, PCC’s mission is to compassionately engage, inspire their communities with the truth regarding sexual expect. The waiting room isn’t filled with rows ofiscold vinyl re warm, artwork and fabrics educate and inspire their communitieswith the truth ducate andthe inspire their communitieswith the truth 1Center for Disease Con integrity and the value of human life. With the support of chairs and out-of-date magazines. Instead the colors are mporary and the visual warm, lines are regarding sexual integrity and the value of human life. garding sexual integrity and the value of human life. assertion that 1 of every hundreds of churches, thousands of like-minded individuals the artwork and fabrics are lively and contemporary arethe the You are welcome to With infected with an STI, it’s and several local foundations, the organization has been and the visual lines are cleanWith and crisp. up of Newman’s Special Blend support hundreds of churches, thousands of its message to people in the area through school and pport of hundreds of churches, thousands of taking grab a cup of Newman’s Special Blendoffrom the Keurig as you are greeted with a smile and and several localchurch foundations, ke-minded individuals and several local foundations, address the issue and its programs, pregnancy centers and Bible studies for you are greeted with a smile like-minded and an intake individuals form. This isn’t the organization has been taking its message to peoplewomen and men. This latest outreach grew e organization has beenyour taking its message to people establish the new clinic i post-abortive parent’s health clinic. - waiting the area through school the area through school“The and churchroom programs, from the organization’s recognition that there was a gapAt in the heart of the phi décor in is intentionally non-clinical, ” and church programs, m Bond, centers Executive of pregnancy centers and Bible egnancy andDirector Bible studies for post-abortive those being engaged. “For several years our board of holistic approach to sexu explains Tim Bond, Executive Director of Pregnancy Care studies for post-abortive nters of South Central Indiana PCC’s directors has been looking for an opportunity to develop a work. “Most healt Centers of South Central Indiana (PCC). “Julie Suverkrup, a krup recognition that there was astronger gap in outreach to college students,” Bond explained. ganization’s recognitionlocal thatinterior there was a gaphelped in organization’s sively Theon designer, us create an inviting gner, helped us create anatmosphere invitingyears being engaged. “For several years our ose being engaged. “For several ourlocation.”those recent growth of IUPUC, Ivy Tech, Harrison Collegethe andphysical aspects of te for the The LifeCare Clinic is the of directors opportuoard of directors has been looking forofantheopporturecognize Purdue College of Technology heightened the need even how vital that latest outreach PCC, aboard regional, faith-basedhas been looking for anthe oftythe PCC, a regional, tothat develop stronger to develop a strongerfaith-based outreach to“There collegeis a lot nity strive to maintain the hig more. “When we learned that ministries like ours around organization. of fear fills a aperson whooutreach to college initour the country had developed this sort of clinic, we knew wasmedical care. How comes to a clinic like this, so we want to do everything we ic like this, so weHarrison want can to do Ivy Tech, Harrison College and the Purdue UPUC, Ivy Tech, College andspirit the at Purdue the truth that humans ar an idea that exactly fit our communities’ needs.” to set their ease IUPUC, from the very beginning. ” o set their spirit at ease from Technology the need A even ollege of Technology heightened thethat need even College Timhas Bond explained. “O growing national conversation about the STI topic Thethe clinic celebrated its grandof opening in Aprilheightened is more. “When we learned that ministries like ours ore. “When we learnedintended that ministries like ours addressing the physical s raised awareness of the need for clinics focused on STI to complement the pregnancy-related services around the country had developed this sort of clinic, ound the country had developed this of clinic, testing and treatment. According to a recent study bytruth the that people are also PCC offers in itssort six other centers located in Columbus, National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned and spiritual beings. We Nashville, Greensburg, Seymour, North Vernon and lement the pregnancy-related communities’ needs.” testing ommunities’ needs.” Shelbyville. While LifeCare does ‘whole Pregnancy, 88% of those that are unmarried in the 19-29 agepeople’ and help t provide pregnancy A growing national conversation aboutrange the STI A growing national conversation about the STI have been sexually active in their past, 36% having and ultrasound, it specializes in the testing and treatment of topic has raised awareness clinics partners within the last year. When you combine pic has raised awareness of the transmitted need for clinics infections they might en sexually infections (STIs). It’s the most recent of the need formultiple urg, Seymour, and focused on STI testing and treatment. According cused on STI North testingVernon and treatment. According to a its that with to theaCenter for Disease Control and Prevention’s innovation of an evolving organization that began more LifeCare does pregnancy recent study by National Prevent cent study byprovide the National Prevent patients assertion that 1 of every 4 in the adult population is to choose a lifest thanCampaign 30 years agotowhen Marlene Dollinger andthe several otherCampaign to(CDC) nd,and it specializes in Pregnancy, thevolunteers testing and and that arean STI, it’s no surprise that the situationsex een Unplanned 88% of thoseBirthline thatTeen areand infected with hasoutside of a lifelong m established theUnplanned Abba Crisis Pregnancy, 88% of those y transmitted unmarried in the 19-29 age range have been sexually nmarried in theinfections 19-29 age(STIs). range It’s have been sexually relationship. “All authori ovation of anpast, evolving organizative in their 36% having multiple partners active in their past, 36% having multiple partners est, best e thanthe 30last years agoWhen whenyou Marlene within the last year. 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Dr. Brian Williams of OB-GYN Associates serves as the Medical Director of the PCC organization and first-hand the challenge of influencing people’s behavior. was instrumental in making the clinic possible. Dr.That is why he is a proponent of the model LifeCare is Williams has following. “LifeCare not only addresses the immediate nd Prevention’s (CDC) beenepidemic. involved” with the ministry been deemed “the silent The desire to addresssince 2004 and knows medical need, but the counseling component that he adult population is the issue and its root causes spurred PCC to establish the incorporates an individual’s spiritual needs may actually rprise that the situation new clinic in Columbus. reduce the risk of the patient repeating their past mistakes,” LifeCare is behind LifeCare is a At the heart of the philosophy Williams said. causes spurred PCC to “LifeCare the immediate holistic approach tofollowing. sexuality that pervadesnot all only of theaddresses PCC’s Maria Westbrook, RN-BSN, is the on-site nurse manager umbus. butexclusively the counseling work. “Most healthmedical clinics areneed, focused on the component that overseeing the daily operations of the clinic. Maria began phy behind LifeCare physical is a incorporates an individual’s spiritual needs may serving as a volunteer peer counselor with PCC in 2009. aspects of testing and treatment. We recognize that pervades all of the actually oftothe patient repeating their how vital that element of ourreduce work isthe andrisk strive maintain When she learned about the new clinic being developed, her ics are focused exclupast standards mistakes,”inWilliams said. the highest professional our medical care. interest was piqued. Her nursing experience had been in Maria Westbrook, RN-BSN, the on-site nurseserving in a WIC clinic and working with newborn children. However, we are also attuned to the truth that humansisare and treatment. We not only physical beings, manager the daily ” Timoverseeing Bond explained. “Ouroperations of the clinic. But her heart to help this generation wade through the ent of our work is andmodel of care goes beyond Maria began serving as a volunteer peer counselorchallenging culture that promotes risky sexual behavior led addressing the physical professional standards withthe PCC symptoms, considering truth that people are also her to apply for the clinic manager’s position. “I am excited we are also attuned mental, to in 2009. shebeings. learned the new clinic being emotional, social andWhen spiritual Weabout educate about the opportunity to tell people the truth about the only physical beings,and ” counsel them asdeveloped, her and interest was piqued. Her nursing choices they are making with their sexuality. The media ‘whole people’ help them to odel of care goes beyond been in serving understand that theexperience risks of theirhad sexual choices affect in a WIC clinic and promotes the idea that sex is a lot of fun and doesn’t come oms, considering thethem far beyond theworking with newborn children. infections they might encounter.” But her heart to help with consequences. We intend to teach those who come to tal, emotional, socialLifeCare encouragesthis generation wade athrough the challenging culture its patients to choose lifestyle that us that there can be devastating consequences to foolish ate and counsel themavoids as the risks of sex thatoutside promotes risky sexual behavior led her to apply of a lifelong mutually sexual behavior. We want them to have a more complete to understand that the for the clinic manager’s position. “I am excited about monogamous relationship. “All authorities agree that is the understanding about how the sexual choices they are the opportunity tell people the truth about the making today will affect them for the rest of their life.” healthiest, best lifestyle choice,” Bond to affirmed. er.” LifeCare encourages Dr. Brian Williams of OB-GYN Associates serves as the To prepare for her role, Maria spent several months promotes the idea that sex is a lot of fun and Medical Director ofmedia the PCC organization and was learning about sexually transmitted infections. She visited hat avoids the risks ofinstrumental in making doesn’t with consequences. the come clinic possible. Dr. Williams We intend to the clinic in Joplin, Missouri, that originally developed the ally monogamous has been involved with teach whosince come to us there can be devastatthethose ministry 2004 andthat knows model LifeCare currently follows. In addition, she shadowed gree that is the healthiing consequences to foolish sexual behavior. We want them to have a more complete understanding about how 52


the ‘no strings attached’ type of intimacy promoted by Hollywood practitioners in the local public health department and people taking advantag wind with many ugly issues. And the truth is, those underwent classroom and clinical training through the CDCthem for the restup ofdealing their life. patients typically come issues sell well on the big several screen and they don't play outpregnancy well in St. Louis and Columbus, OH. She also had several To prepare fordon't her role, Maria spent months centers and in real relationships that hope for a happily-ever-after ending." conversations with officials in the Indiana State Department learning about sexually transmitted infections. She come a new website wil According to Tim Bond, the Clinic offers a service of Health to insure that the protocols followed at LifeCare visited the clinic in Joplin, Missouri, thatLifeCare originally increase on the college that is vital to the health and well-being of met with state standards. Maria quickly admits there has developed the model LifeCare currently follows. Inthose who are facing To Wait, the PCC’s prog theshadowed challenges of risky sexual choices. “As we meet people who been much to learn and at times it has been difficult to feel addition, she School health classes, w have choices thathealth put them at risk for STIs, we aren’t out to adequate to the challenge of opening the clinic. However, by practitioners in made the local public department services during the fall, judge or condemn them. We are simply here to teach them the seeing the glimmer in her eye as she talks about the and underwent classroom and clinical training semester. Tracey Pike, D them choose more wisely in the encounters she has already had with her patients, one can through thetruth CDCand inhelp St. Louis and Columbus, OH. Shefuture. It can tion for PCC, is passion don’t understand that readily tell she thinks all the hard work was worth it. She also had sound like a trite saying, but we honestly believe that ‘people people care how much you know until they know how much you care. ’ said, “Going to a clinic for STI testing isn’t on anyone’s list of empower or limit their Our hope is to earn the right to speak into people’s lives so that we favorite things to do. And it isn’t all that popular of an area Department of Health to insure that the protocols help them live state the life they’ve always hoped for.”} for medical professionals to address either. Yet, there is followed at can LifeCare mettowith standards. Maria who choose to engage i something about being able to meet our patients at the point2quickly admits there has been much to learn and at of intimacy promoted b of their needs and compassionately offer truth, information with many ugly issues. and hope that I absolutely love. I am excited about the challenge of opening the clinic. However, by seeing don't sell well on the bi potential for LifeCare to have a profound positive effect on- the glimmer in her eye as she talks about the encounout well in real relation these communities.” ters she has already had with her patients, one can Since opening the door to patients, LifeCare has seen a readily tell she thinks all the hard work was worth it. slow but steady increase in the number of people taking She said, “Going to a clinic for STI testing isn’t on a service that is vital to advantage of its services. At this point patients typically anyone’s list of favorite things to do. And it isn’t all those who are facing th come by referrals from the pregnancy centers and word of that choices. “As we meet pe mouth. In the days to come a new website will go live and popular of an area for medical professionals to address that put them at risk fo marketing will increase on the college campuses. In either. Yet, there is something about being able to condemn them. We are addition, Choose To Wait, the PCC’s program presented in meet our patients at the point of their needs and truth and help them ch local High School health classes, will begin highlighting the It can sound like a trite services during the fall, 2013 semester. Tracey Pike, Directorthat I absolutely love. I am that ‘people don’t care h of Abstinence Education for PCC, is passionate about excited about the potential for LifeCare to have a know how much you ca helping young people understand that their behavior today right to speak into peop can either empower or limit their ability to accomplish their Since opening the door to patients, LifeCare has can help them to live th future hopes and dreams. "Those who choose to engage in seen a slow but steady increase in the number of

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Baby on a Budget By Sydney Peck

First, you are going to cut the cardboard to fit the back of your frame. Then, cut your burlap material 1/4 inch larger than the size of your cardboard. Starting in one corner, wrap the edge of the burlap material over the edge of the cardboard and repeat all of the way around making sure to hold the material taut as you go. Now that you have your backing done you can move onto your embellished letter. I laid out all of the buttons in the shape of an H–for Hattie–before I glued them on. You may want to use a stencil if you need help with the curves of a letter. Once I decided on a design I just started gluing away. This project only took about 15 minutes and really made the room Hattie’s!}

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up, I’ve got baby on the brain. Our very own little bundle of poop, tears, and cuteness came into the world on Father’s Day! I was in full force baby mode and getting more fidgety by the day prepping for her arrival. I’ve been scouring Pinterest posts looking for ways to keep my hands busy and was provided with tons of ideas! As many of you know opposites attract–and that is true for both my husband–the hunter–and I–the tree hugger. However, I did find a way to incorporate both of our styles with simple projects like this one. You will need the following:

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{So many people spend their time transforming their houses into homes–homes that support the diversity of a family. Within the confines of the walls of a home there are different people with different personalities, likes, and dislikes that bring together the decor. Here the purchase of an antique trailer becomes transformational and breaks the mold of what a home is. Any Sisters on the Fly member will be able to explain the deliverance of four metal walls and a set of tires. “With [my trailer] I don’t have to hold back at all. I don’t have to take a man into consideration. I love it. It’s mine and I don’t have to please anybody but myself. This is my Tawanda,” says Sisters on the Fly member Alison Bossler. Sisters on the Fly is a group of women who continually challenge themselves to all that they set their minds to. “Offering empowerment and sisterhood through exceptional outdoor adventures” is the platform and mission statement of the organization. Surrounded by adventure, the purchase of vintage trailers quickly became a trademark of the group. Adorning the vintage trailers from the inside out has become an outward expression of each

woman’s personality. The paint job on each trailer is more ornate and original than anything I have seen before. I stumbled upon these inspirational women when my vehicle had to make an appearance at my local mechanic and body shop after a run-in with a piece of re-tread that came off a semi and hit the front-end of my vehicle. Stepping foot into Webb & Sons Auto Restoration in Nashville, IN, I was met by long time family friend Larry Webb, who didn’t hesitate to show me his recent project, “Cluckingham Palace”. This antique trailer was purchased by one of the Sisters On the Fly members, Kaye England. When I rounded the corner I was presented with a steel and paint landscape of Kaye England’s life. Represented was everything from Kaye’s childhood home in Glasgow, KY to all of the farm animals that Kaye has adopted. “For many women the purchase of the trailer is freeing, for me I came wild [already]. But it’s really freeing, very liberating, and one of the sister’s mottos is ‘we make girls out of women’. As you grow up you forget to be a girl because you become a woman with all of these

responsibilities”. As I creep up on my late twenties, I begin to catch myself trying to find my place in this world and understand and commit to the responsibilities that fit for my adult life. Is there a loss of freedom and innocence with adulthood and responsibility? Suzanne Steward’s eyes welled up with tears as she explained the purchase of her trailer. Her husband went around looking for a trailer, hoping to find a ’67 because that was Suzanne’s birth year but landed on a ’66. After he fixed up the trailer, picking out all of the paint and fabrics, he presented it to her. He said, “I’m not giving you this trailer for your birthday. I’m giving you freedom to go.” Throwing all inhibitions to the wind, these vintage trailers become a source of solace for the women’s inner selves. With freedom comes change–from the years of adulthood and settling into family structure. After battling breast cancer, Roxanne Dowling, of Nashville, IN, returned


to work as a fly fishing instructor. She came across the book about Sisters on the Fly and knew that this is what she wanted to do. “My husband recently told me, ‘I’m really happy for you that you have done all of this. You have really changed and you are starting to do things without asking for my help.’ Very empowering. Its something that I didn't think that I could do. It’s something that, with every trip, I leave kind of nervous and I come back with ease.” The purchase comes as freedom for some but for others it is the start of a journey to understand the past. Finding a name for your trailer is just as important as finding the trailer itself. Debi Estleman was determined to find a specific trailer, “Originally I had wanted a ’55 for the year I was born. I joined Sister’s on the Fly and got #1555. A ’67 Yellowstone was what I found. I knew what the name was going to be for the trailer if it was a ’55, but I didn’t have one for a ’67. So, my husband said, ‘What happened in ’67?” In 1967, when Estleman was 12 years old, she says, her grandmother died. The quest for the name of her trailer led to the

discovery of her family history. “I was already thinking of “Line Check”. A Line Check is a little cabin for a cowboy–back in the day–that was built at the fence line, so that he could go out to check the line and check the cattle. They might have to ride two days to get to the other side–and that was where he stayed. It was his home away from headquarters.” Still, the name was not complete... “I called Aunt Bett to see if she knew what Grandma’s middle name was. It was a 45 minute conversation, with Bett rattling off family history, while I was grabbing envelopes to write on. And I said, ‘Did Grandma Drew have a middle name?’ And she said, ‘Why, yes. It’s Anne. You are named after her.’ Still gives me chills.” Like so many others, joining becomes something more, “I’m tired of putting my life on hold. I let go of trying to find a ’55–and that’s when I found the ’67 and found out all of that history.” From every walk of life, these women leave behind all of the stereotypical divisions that women have a tendency to place themselves in. This empowering confidence has lead to an

education that no classroom could teach and no college experience can match that empowering confidence in libations. Kaye and Suzanne reminisce about the prior evening, “This group is different. There is no way to explain how, it’s just different. It’s acceptance without question, and they are wilder... especially some of them. We went skinny dipping in the middle of the night! I have preachers living on either side of me so we started singing “Jesus Loves Me” at 1 in the morning. It was not pretty, it sounded like a heathen hillbilly moved in next door.” Suzanne holds up her champaign, “My daddy’s in the ministry.”


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he face of downtown Columbus is changing and so is its hair thanks to the artistic vision of one local hair stylist. Established by Matthew Jackson in late 2012 with the help of fellow stylists Heather Turner and Heather Nifong, the Parlor 424 is already developing a reputation as the most contemporary salon in Columbus. Though tucked inside one of downtown’s aging historic buildings, the salon itself is a well designed space that is both welcoming and minimally decorated–an oasis of modern space in the heart of a city known worldwide for its modern architecture. In addition to cut, style, and dye jobs, the Parlor offers apothecary treatments for hair loss, sensitive scalp, and general well-being. Matthew’s professional education and training is quite extensive: he has had the opportunity to

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mentor under or observe industry leaders such as Horst Rechelbacher, Oscar Bond, Kurt Kueffner, Ruth Roche, Frédéric Fekkai, Sam Brocato, Robert Cromeans, and Bennie Pollard to name a few. Matthew has worked as an educator for various hair care manufacturers (AVEDA, American Crew, mop, Alterna, and Benniefactor) providing hands-on workshops, platform work, and in-salon support. He and his staff are committed to continuing education and attend regular conferences, classes, and seminars featuring the latest in fashion and Davines technology to guarantee guests at Parlor 424 receive the industry’s most innovative services. Located at 424 Washington Street, Matthew and his staff look forward to helping you look and feel your best!}


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